Katherine is one of our four directors at DCH Legal Group and has accumulated over 10 years of family law experience. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2009, after completing a degree in Law and a degree in Arts majoring in Psychology.
Her experience includes dealing with a diverse range of family law issues from contested divorce hearings to parenting and complex child-related proceedings dealing with international abduction contraventions, relocations, and allegations of domestic violence and risk of child abuse, as well as dealing with property and financial proceedings involving anti-suit injunctions, setting aside final orders, contesting and/or drafting binding financial agreements, and child support matters including prohibition orders, child support agreements and child support departures.
In working to resolve family law matters, depending on the circumstances of each case, she has utilised a variety of legal processes available, including alternative dispute resolution, mediation, informal conferences, conciliations, and where necessary, litigation.
In 2018 Katherine became part of the Legal Aid panel as an Independent Children’s Lawyer. She is part of the Steering Committee for WA Family Pathway Networks and part of the Family Lawyers Practitioners Association Council as a representative of WA Family Pathway Networks. Katherine is also a member of Family Law Section, and WA Law Society.
Prior to becoming a family lawyer, Katherine worked with Anglicare and Family Relationships Australia as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.